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 Post subject: Filetype extension wildcard?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:59 pm 

Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:03 pm
Posts: 18
Hi there,

I'm using this code

Private Function AnyFileType() As fileType
static f as FileType
if f = nil then
f = new FileType
f.Extensions = "*" // there are millions of file formats, why limit to any?
f.MacType = "????"
f.Name = "movie"
end if
Return f
End Function

me.AcceptFileDrop movieFT // in

I want to be able to drag and drop ANY file, to my window.

How do I do this?? Its not working on Windows :( I can't figure out how :(

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 Post subject: Re: Filetype extension wildcard?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:01 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:09 pm
Posts: 650
Location: Tennessee, USA
Instead of trying to figure out exactly what to put into the FileType why not let RS create the proper file type for you. If you truly want to be able to drop any kind of file then Create a FileType set in your project and name it whatever you want. For here I will name it "anyFile". You may have to choose "File Type Set" under the Add option of the Project menu in the IDE to add the File Type Set to your project.

In the File Type Set editor choose the "Add Common File Type" option and when the popup menu appears choose the "More..." option. This should add a new popup menu at the bottom of the window to supply the long list of possible file types. When you open this scroll down to the "Special/Any" option and select it. The special/any file type will be added to your FileType set and should look something like:
special/any     Any       ????    ????

In the Open event of your window add the line:
self.AcceptFileDrop anyFile.All

In the DropObject event of the window add something like:
If obj.FolderItemAvailable then
f = obj.FolderItem // f is a window property
xxx // where xxx is the code, or call to a method, that will handle the dropped file
end if

see if this doesn't get things going for you.

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